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1:00 PM
Alaska
vs. Michigan Tech
@ Anchorage, Alaska UAA Invitational
Fri Aug 24
9:00 PM
Western New Mexico
vs. Michigan Tech
@ Anchorage, Alaska UAA Invitational
Sat Aug 25
3:00 PM
Barton
vs. Michigan Tech
@ Anchorage, Alaska UAA Invitational
Sat Aug 25
11:30 PM
Michigan Tech
at Alaska Anchorage
UAA Invitational
Fri Aug 31
11:00 AM
Bemidji State
vs. Michigan Tech
@ Marquette, Mich. Wildcat Open
Fri Aug 31
3:00 PM
Minnesota Duluth
vs. Michigan Tech
@ Marquette, Mich. Wildcat Open
Sat Sep 01
11:00 AM
St. Cloud State
vs. Michigan Tech
@ Marquette, Mich. Wildcat Open
Sat Sep 01
3:00 PM
Minn.-Crookston
vs. Michigan Tech
@ Marquette, Mich. Wildcat Open
Fri Sep 07
7:00 PM
Michigan Tech
at Saginaw Valley State
Sat Sep 08
2:00 PM
Michigan Tech
at Lake Superior State
Tue Sep 11
7:00 PM
Michigan Tech
at Northern Michigan
Fri Sep 14
7:00 PM
Northwood
Michigan Tech
Sat Sep 15
4:00 PM
Ferris State
Michigan Tech
Fri Sep 21
5:00 PM
Davenport
Michigan Tech
Sat Sep 22
2:00 PM
Grand Valley State
Michigan Tech
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Women's Volleyball

Nine NCAA Appearances 1994 GLIAC Champions

Huskies Upset by Findlay 3-1 Saturday at Crossover

Huskies Upset by Findlay 3-1 Saturday at Crossover

AURORA, Ill. – The Michigan Tech volleyball team fought hard to win the first set to the Findlay Oilers (25-23), but were tripped up in set two (25-22), three (25-21) and four (25-17) at the Great Lakes Center. The Huskies wrapped up at the 2017 Midwest Region Crossover Tournament with a victory over Bellarmine and two losses.

"Credit should go to Findlay for playing a good match," said Michigan Tech head coach Matt Jennings. "They were strong offensively and with their serves. We had a hard time passing the ball, which is usually a strength of ours. I don't think we played our best ball, but we fought hard and didn't give up."

The Huskies held the upper hand, leading the entire first set. Olivia Ghormley pounded a kill to close set one 25-23. The Huskies went point for point throughout the second set, but Findlay took the lead. At one point in the third set, Tech trailed behind by nine points. Tech subbed in Kristine Fink to serve while Findlay was at set point (24-17) and gained some momentum to rally back to (24-21). The Huskies dropped the third and fourth set.

Three Huskies racked up double-digit kills; Mariah Sherman (13), MacAulay Petersen (10) and Lauren Emmert (10). Olivia Ghormley tallied eight kills and Stephanie Dietrich recorded five kills and added three blocks. Emmert also chipped in two blocks for the Huskies.

"Lauren and Mariah were great at the net for us and did a nice job scoring throughout," said Jennings. "But kind of like last night, we had a difficult time controlling the ball and again put too much pressure on our outsides to score. Plus, Findlay did a number on our block, which makes it hard to defend in the backcourt."

Laura DeMarchi set the Huskies offense, leading with 45 assists and added two blocks, two kills and six digs. DeMarchi finished third overall with 118 assists, averaging 11.80 assists per set at the crossover tournament.

Freshman, Anna Jonynas, was solid in the back row picking up 16 digs. Elle Heinonen tallied 16 digs and Halie Hart had 12 digs.

"We'll be ready to resume GLIAC play next weekend at home for sure," Jennings added. "I'm proud of the team and the fight we played with this weekend, but I think we're looking forward to the second half of conference play." 

Next up, the Huskies will host Davenport and Purdue Northwest over their Homecoming Weekend (Oct. 20-21) to advance in GLIAC play.